Friday, April 25, 2014

Our fin whale encounters continue

Today was another fin whale day for us. We had a tour only in the morning, due to increasing wind during the day. Although the sea was a bit choppy we encountered a fin whale feeding off the south coast of São Miguel Island. For more than 2 weeks now we have been seeing fin whales every day during our tours. We are now in the best time of the year to go whale watching, as it is now that baleen whales (mostly fin whales, blue whales and sei whales) pass by on their annual migration. During this morning we also encountered a group of our resident common dolphins. On the way back we had some time to appreciate the south coast of São Miguel island and Vila Franca Islet.

Fin whale at the surface

Approaching Vila Franca Islet aboard our catamaran Cetus

Vila Franca Islet

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